April Local Events and Things to Do Socially Distanced (and Virtually)

April 2021 events

Spring is in the air. There is so much to do throughout our communities this month. Be sure to check out list of fun things to do (sorted by region) and attend in person or virtually. Enjoy April!


Inspired by Nature: The Art and Activism of Charley Harper
Through April 24, 2021
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy viewing 30 works of Charley Harper

Out of the Darkness Exhibition
Through May 22, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Indoor exhibit about art and COVID-19

Zoo Blooms
April 1–30, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at  3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio
The zoo will be blossoming in color during April. See 100,000 tulips

Extreme (Adult) Egg Hunt
April 2, 2021
Caesar Ford Park at 520 Stringtown Road, Xenia, Ohio
Registration required. Prizes!

Easter Egg Bunny Express
April 2–4, 2021
LM&M Railroad at 127 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Enjoy a train ride with the Easter Bunny! Kids will enjoy an easter egg hunt

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
April 2–3, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Mid-Century Songbook: Ella, Nat and More
April 2–3, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
John Morris Russell conducts the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. The April 3rd performance will be live-streamed simultaneously.

Greater Springdale Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
April 3, 2021
Ross Park, Springdale, Ohio
Kids up to 10!

Harrison Drive-Thru Easter Celebration and Pancake Breakfast
April 3, 2021
Harrison Community Center at 300 George Street, Harrison, Ohio
See the Easter Bunny, receive a treat bag and more

Hop into Spring – Waynesville
April 3, 2021
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
The Easter Bunny will be passing out candy.

Kamikaze Pinball
April 3, 2021
Pinball Garage at 113 N. 3rd St., Hamilton, Ohio
Circus antics!

Willie and Family Live: A Tribute to Willie Nelson
April 3, 2021
Sorg Opera House, Middletown, Ohio
Listen to Willie’s hit songs

This Time Tomorrow Performing Arts Festival
April 7–11, 2021
Various locations throughout Cincinnati, Ohio
Performance artists with COVID-19 protocols

Virtual: Light on IOWA Ann Segal’s Conversation with Nancy Rexroth
April 8, 2021
Conversation with photographer Nancy Rexroth and her summers spent in the Midwest
Presented by the Cincinnati Art Museum

Breakfast with the Animals
April 9 and 18, 2021 (+May 5 and 22, June 4, 19; July 17, 31; August 7 and 28)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy early admission to the zoo as well as a full breakfast buffet. See the animals as they awake! Obtain tickets asap – this event sells out!

Cerrone Brass Premier & Ellington
April 9–11, 2021 (+April 30)
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
This Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will also be live streamed on April 30, 2021

Rock the Block
April 10, 2021
Various locations through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Clean up projects throughout local communities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio

Wild About Spring Wildflowers
April 10, 2021
Rentschler Forest MetroPark at the Riverview Shelter at 5701 Reigert Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Search for spring flowers

Art on Vine at Washington Park
April 11, 2021 (+May 9 and June 6)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Local artists will be selling their pieces

Ballet, Beatles & Bowling
April 11, 2021
Pohlman Lanes at 954 Pyramid Hill Boulevard, Hamilton, Ohio
Miami Valley Ballet Theater will put on their bowling shoes at Pohlman Lanes and feature their ballet moves to the music of the Beatles

Cincy Seltzer Fest 2021
April 17, 2021
The Fowling Warehouse at 2940 Highland Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy sipping seltzers!

Burlington Antique Show
April 18, 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idelwood Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Find a treasure!

Virtual: Sunset Salons: Craft Cocktails
April 21, 2021
From the Clifton Cultural Arts Center: A-list bartenders show how to make some fun cocktails

German Biergarten Experience
April 24, 2021 (Saturdays through August 7, 2021)
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
German food, beer and music

Midwest Ceramics Show
April 24–25, 2021
Butler County Fairgrounds at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
View and learn all about ceramics

New Crowned Hope
April 24–25, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
The music of Mozart performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Portal to Romanticism
April 24–25, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music of Mozart performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Sorg’s First Stand(up) Night
April 24, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main Street. Middletown, Ohio
Three comedians will perform.

Deeds Carillon Concerts
April 25, 2021 (+May 2, 9, 16, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; Sept 5 and 11)
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the 51 bells!

Digital Premier — Cerrone Brass Premier & Ellington
April 30, 2021
This Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is live streamed

Spring Blues and Roots Rock Extravaganza
April 30, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Enjoy the music!


Artisans: Warm Colors vs Cool Colors Lobby Show
Through April 15, 2021
Village Artisans at 100 Cory St., Yellow Springs, Ohio
Admire the art!

First Thursday ay the National Museum of the US Air Force
April 1, 2021
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
The museum and gift shop will be open late until 8pm

Virtual: Ellen Magellan Falterman presents: Finding Your River
April 1, 2021
From the Five Rivers MetroParks: Listen to a personal journey from around the world from England, Greece and the USA

Go Green First Friday
April 2, 2021
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Masks and social distancing required. Shops and restaurants will be open for business.

Breakfast with the Bunny at Scene75
April 3, 2021
6196 Poe Avenue, Vandalia, Ohio
Buffet-style breakfast and meet the Easter Bunny

Annual Vandalia Community Egg Hunt

April 3, 2021
Vandalia Sports Complex Concession Stand. Vandalia, Ohio
Bring your basket and there at 11am

Virtual: Tykes on Hikes: Adventuring with Kids of All Ages

April 8, 2021
Presented by MetroParks: Nailah Blades Wylie shares how to have fun outdoors

Bunny Hop
April 10, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex, Kettering, Ohio
Socially distanced 50s dance. Must register.

Rock the Block
April 10, 2021
Various locations through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Clean up projects throughout local communities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio

Night Rides
April 10 and 24, 2021
Green County Parks and Trails – take a moonlight bike ride
April 10: Xenia Station to Cedarville
April 24: Old Town Reserve to Young’s Dairy

Kettering Saturday Night Cruise-In
April 17 and 24, 2021
Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive, Dayton, Ohio
Classic cars, motorcycles and trucks

Antique Show and Flea Market
April 17–18, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Park, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure

See How They Run
April 17–18, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Xenia Community Theater presents a comedy/force set in the background of WWII

3rd Sunday Front Street
April 18, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Local vendors and artists

Virtual: Setting a New World Record in Grand Canyon National Park
April 22, 2021
Presented by MetroParks: Dale Sanders talks about becoming the oldest person to complete the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Trail

National Dutch Rabbit Show
April 23, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
100s of rabbits!

Springtyme Faire Craft Show
April 24–25, 2021
Champaign County Fairgrounds at 384 Park Avenue, Urbana, Ohio
100+ booths of artists, crafters and farmers

Centerville City-Wide Garage Sale
April 29–May 1, 2021
Various homes throughout Centerville, Ohio
Find a treasure!


Hillforest Victorian House Museum
April 1, 2021
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
65th touring season opens. Open everyday except Mondays and major holidays through December 30.

Batesville Masonic Lodge Monthly Breakfast
April 3, 2021
119 W. Pearl St., Batesville, Indiana
Lodge #663 hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast starting at 6am.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 3, 2021
Main Street Aurora, Indiana
Reservations required. 812-926-1100

Casey’s Great Egg Hunt
April 3, 2021
Casey’s Garden And Gifts at 21481 State Line Rd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Bring your baskets and look for eggs through the garden center. Registration required.

Easter Egg Hunt
April 3, 2021
Aurora City Park, Aurora, Indiana
812-926-1100 for more info about this 1pm event

SE Indiana F.A.R. M. Club Swap Meet and Flea Market
April 10, 2021
Ripley County Fairgrounds at 525 W. Beech St., Osgood, Indiana
Find a treasure

Rock the Block
April 10, 2021
Various locations through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Clean up projects throughout local communities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio

SE Indiana Guild Spring Art & Photography Show

April 12–24, 2021
302 Second Street, Aurora, Indiana
812-221-1252 for more info – Enjoy the art!

Annual Community Cook Out
April 24, 2021
Lawrenceburg Civic Park, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Meet and eat!

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